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Wednesday

December 22, 2004
12:55 pm

MLK Day events highlight legacy of labor, justice, and dignity

The Rev. John Mendez, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Winston-Salem Chronicle’s 1994 Man of the Year, is the keynote speaker for the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Wednesday

December 22, 2004
10:02 am

2005 Martin Luther King Day Workshops

2005 Martin Luther King Day Workshops.

Wednesday

December 22, 2004
9:57 am

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule.

Saturday

December 21, 2002
2:47 pm

King Day events feature prominent activist and filmmaker

Award-winning filmmaker Joanne Grant, a writer and veteran civil rights activist of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:51 pm

The Martin Luther King Jr. Read-in

The Bates College education department and Center for Service-Learning sponsor an annual Martin Luther King Day Read-In at Martel School. Student, staff and faculty volunteers are encouraged to participate. Readers will share a book with a diversity theme with a 4th-, 5th- or 6th-grade student. The book will then be given to the child to keep.

Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:51 pm

King Day events feature prominent theologian

James H. Cone, America’s pre-eminent black theologian, is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College. Scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Alumni Gymnasium, Cone’s address is part of a celebration of King’s life and work that includes performances, workshops and a debate between Bates and Morehouse College. All events are open to the public free of charge.

Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:50 pm

The Evening Program

Student dancers, under the direction of hip-hop choreographer W. Barry Dean, will perform an original piece commissioned for the MLK Jr. observation. A resident of Lewiston, Dean comes from Chicago and attended the University of Southern Maine. He teaches hip-hop at Bates and with Elizabeth Hansen’s Dance Studio in Lewiston.

Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:45 pm

Spiritual Journey

African American Mysticism: A Father and Son’s Journey with Contemporary Mystic Howard Thurman

Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:42 pm

MLK Jr. Day Concurrent Workshops

MLK Jr. Day Concurrent Workshops.

Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:41 pm

Debate between Bates and Morehouse Colleges

The visiting team comes from Morehouse College, the Atlanta institution known for its tradition of illustrious graduates, including The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Benjamin Mays, Bates class of 1920, was president of Morehouse for 27 years and a mentor to King. The Bates debate team, of which Mays was an accomplished member, comes with a longstanding and esteemed tradition of debate. The forum includes an opportunity for audience members to speak.